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Digital Home Entertainment Market To Hit $411 Billion By 2010: Report

The digital home entertainment market will grow by a 20% annual average rate and reach $411 billion by 2010, according to a new report by BCC Research.

The total size of the digital home entertainment market was $166 billion in 2005. The market for digital home entertainment devices is divided into four categories: gateways (digital TV and cable), hubs and nodes (media PCs, digital audio and video players), output devices (digital TVs and loudspeakers) and networking devices.

Hubs and nodes are the largest device segment, accounting for 56% of total device sales in 2004, and will account for 55% in 2010. Output devices accounted for 16% in 2004 and may rise to more than 27% by 2010. Gateway devices are expected to increase their market share slightly, from 25% to 26%. Networking devices will remain consistent and account for between 2% and 3% of the market, the report says.